Dock and trees on shores of Lake Norman in North Carolina

Living in these Charlotte area communities means close access to I-77, Uptown, and Lake Norman. 

As North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte has a lot to offer its residents. From a wealth of cultural amenities, entertainment options, and professional sports teams, to renowned healthcare facilities, shopping destinations, and restaurants, there’s plenty for active adults to see and do.

There are also several retirement communities in North Carolina that are located just north of the Queen City that sits close to Interstate 77.

Some of the most popular and fastest growing suburbs like Huntersville, Cornelius, and Mooresville are located here. Plus, the prime location off I-77 gives residents easy access to Charlotte and Lake Norman.

The Courtyards at Kinnamon Park - Huntersville

Mid $300s - High $300s

The Courtyards at Kinnamon Park is a gated, age-restricted community that was originally built in 2016 and features 94 single-family homes.

Only new homes are available for purchase with sizes ranging from 1,519 to 1,995 square feet. Amenities include a fitness center, multi-purpose room, outdoor pool and patio, plus, two pickleball and bocce ball courts.

The Courtyards of Huntersville - Huntersville

 Low $300s - Low $500s

Located near Lake Norman The Courtyards of Huntersville is a small 55+ community made up of 51 single-family homes. Both new and resale options are available with price points starting in the low $300s.

Three different models are available with sizes ranging from 1,519 to 3,544 square feet of living space. Homes can have up to three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Notable amenities include, but are not limited to a clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor pool, walking and biking trails, and a scenic pond.

The Commons at Monteith Park - Huntersville 

Low $300s - Mid $300s

The Commons at Monteith Park is an age-restricted community that’s part of the master-planned neighborhood of Monteith Park. It was originally built in 2018 and will have 13 homes upon completion.

There are four floor plans available with both townhomes and single-family residences to choose from. Only new homes are available to potential homebuyers who can choose from home sizes ranging from 1,839 to 2,156 square feet.

Once the small neighborhood is completed it will have a clubhouse, multi-purpose rooms, game room, an outdoor pool, playground, and walking trails.

Bailey’s Glen - Cornelius

High $200s - High $500s 

Spread over 145 acres, Bailey’s Glen is an age-restricted community that’s made up of a combination of 670 single-family homes and condominiums. Homes come in dozens of floor plans with one- or two-bedrooms models.

The community is home to a long list of amenities that includes a 12,000 square-foot meeting house, ballroom, sports pub, card room, cyber cafe, library, arts and crafts studio, two outdoor pools, several athletic courts, putting green, pet park, outdoor pavilion, and gardening plots.

The Courtyards on Lake Norman - Cornelius

 Mid $300s - Mid $400s

Located less than 30 minutes away from Uptown Charlotte, The Courtyards on Lake Norman features 67 single-family homes that are available on a resale only basis.

Homes range from 1,619 to 3,544 square feet. On-site amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor pool, and trails for walking and biking.

The Courtyards at Jetton - Cornelius

 High $300s - Low $500s

The Courtyards at Jetton boasts 25 homes with only resale homes available for purchase starting in the high $300s.

Within the community there are three different home models for potential homeowners to choose between. Each model ranges in size from 1,519 to 2,769 square feet and includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-and-a-half-car garage. Noteworthy amenities include a picnic pavilion, scenic pond, and walking trails.

The Villages at Oak Tree - Mooresville

Low $200s - Mid $200s

This age-restricted community is just a short drive from Uptown Charlotte and offers residents low-maintenance homes at reasonable prices.

The Villages at Oak Tree is comprised of a mixture of single-family and attached homes that range in price from the low-$200s to the mid-$200s. Amenities include a clubhouse, exercise room, library, scenic pond, and walking and biking trails.

Meadows At Coddle Creek - Mooresville

Mid $200s - Mid $300s

The Meadows At Coddle Creek community offers potential homebuyers a lot of options with nine single-family home models to choose from. The 55+ community has only new, single-level options for sale, starting in the mid $200s.

Homes range from 1,588 to 2,769 square feet in size and can have up to four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Amenities in Meadows At Coddle Creek include a clubhouse, outdoor pool and patio, plus, bocce ball courts, and walking trails.

Lake Walk Freedom Homes - Mooresville 

Mid $200s - Low $300s

Lake Walk Freedom Homes is another age-restricted community in Mooresville with homes for sale in North Carolina. The neighborhood was built in 2017 and will consist of 121 homes once it’s completely done.

Single-family homes come in five floor plans that range from 1,588 to 1,906 square feet in size. Amenities will include an outdoor pool, pickleball courts, dog park, a boating lake, and R.V. and boat parking.